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EDITOR'S NOTE: The date has been corrected to June 5, 2010.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010

CONTACT:

Laurie Wood, marketing specialist
NCDA&CS Marketing Division
(910) 532-4208,  laurie.wood@ncagr.gov

N.C. Pecan Growers Association to host spring workshop and orchard tour June 5

RALEIGH -- The N.C. Pecan Growers Association will host a spring orchard tour and workshop June 5 near Goldsboro at the orchard of Tim and Karen Haithcock. The event is open to anyone involved, or interested, in pecan farming.

The workshop will include orchard demonstrations and discussions on weed and pest control, production and marketing. The event will be informal and offer attendees time to talk with other growers and program presenters about specific production questions or issues.

Growers, specialists from N.C. State University and N.C. Cooperative Extension, and a marketing specialist with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will be on hand.

Cost is $15 and includes lunch. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

For directions and more information, go to www.ncpecans.org or contact Laurie Wood, NCDA&CS marketing specialist, at (910) 532-4208 or e-mail at  laurie.wood@ncagr.gov, or Bill Bunn, NCPGA president, at (919) 815-5764 or e-mail at carya@intrex.net.

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